Movies like The Challengers

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The Challengers (1991)
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The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: talent show, grief, nightstick, friendship, family relations, children, summer, old man, singing, single mother, boat, boy, bicycle, photograph, river, moving, girl, funeral, band, widow, mother daughter relationship, gender, death of father, small town, single parent ...
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Challengers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, family, friends, girl and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Challengers: My Friend Joe (1996), A Girl of the Limberlost (1990), Mermaid (2000), Looking for Miracles (1989), Alan & Naomi (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, gender, circus, youth, adventurer, family, friends, teenage life, gender bending, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: teenage girl, teen angst, violinist, widow, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, naturalist, family relations, countryside, friendship ...
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 544
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Looking for Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a ...
Plot: summer camp, summer job, loincloth, single parent, canadian, kindness, snake, broom, crying, hardship, job interview, horse riding ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.8
 389
Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, friendship, family relations, post traumatic stress disorder, battles, misfit, coming of age, against humanity, dealing with death, youth, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, hopes, family, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 273
Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, cousin cousin relationship, uniform, sweater, aunt niece relationship, school teacher, deathbed, long lost daughter, little girl, secret, school, grandmother ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 427
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, small town, society, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: puppy, drawing, school, bereavement, boy, little boy, first love, family relations, hugging, tragic event, child's point of view, bullying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: female director, girl, death of son, friend, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mourning, family relations, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, friendship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, friendship, family, racism, discrimination, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, family, youth, hopes, coming of age, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Our Little Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: step siblings, family, sister sister relationship, family relations, responsibility, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, nurse, restaurant, food, small town, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, imaginary character, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, small town, best friends, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 783
Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, friendship, mischievous children, best friends, pets, youth, family life, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 388
The Story Lady (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Plot: media, single parent, tv show, old lady, boss and employee, parents and children, elderly, golden years, workplace, family, aging, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 619
Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, single mother, parents and children, family life, youth, family, family drama, in-laws, dog, boy, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Style: cult film
Plot: white supremacy, civil rights, racial tension, family, social injustice, bullying, father daughter relationship, african american, mother daughter relationship, girl, corporal punishment, child's point of view ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.7
 232
Audrey's Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland star in "Audrey's Rain" for Hallmark. Jean plays Aunt Audrey, who took in her sister's two kids after her sister's recent suicide.
Plot: lost love, cemetery, spinster, children, grave, sister sister relationship, memory, water, suicide, little boy, friend, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, island, family life, coming of age, heroes, youth, adventure, young heroes, family, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, melancholic
Plot: adoption, children, aunt niece relationship, loss of father, small town, loss of mother, accident, christmas, bank, prank, family relations, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, christmas, friends, adult virgin, golden years, love and romance, buddies, youth, family life, eccentric family ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, youth, society, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, small town life, homecoming, hopes, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, coming of age, family relations, contests and competitions, orphan, family, animal life, friends, parents and children, adventure, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 533
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, friends, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, self esteem, family relations, african american, human spirit, human nature, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%